Nov
11
2006

Teen perspectives on animal research

On Wednesday the Make It Team from the museum's Youth Science Center talked about research using animals.

MakeIt Team
MakeIt Team

The teens watched four short videos:

  • Diabetes Hormone, a video about Diabetes research using mice
  • Fluoride in the Brain, a video about the effects of fluoride on mice and humans
  • A video about animal research from PETA
  • Hibernation, showing how animal hibernation research impacts space exploration.

After watching the videos, teens used the Democs Game to talk about the pros and cons of animal testing. Democs is a role playing activity where teens are assigned different view points and then asked to debate issues from those view points.

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Your Comments, Thoughts, Questions, Ideas

Bubba FORTYTWOPACK's picture
Bubba FORTYTWOPACK says:

I think animal TESTINg is VERy VERy verY VEry VERy wrong. i LOVE MOnkeys. ESPECIALLY thaT SONG that GOES somethiNG lIKe yOU aNd DAt moNkEY. It made ME HAvE jUSt AN AppRiCaTiON fOR moNEys. beforE ThIs soNG i tHOUgH mONkeYS weRE gROSS, But THEn i knOW nOW thaT THERe Are TwO dIFFereNT tYpes Of MOnKEYS. BUT ANywaYS TO MakE A lonG sTORy SHOrt!!!

SAVE THE MONKEYSSS && WHALES!!!

posted on Mon, 03/05/2007 - 9:06am
Zac's picture
Zac says:

only you would appreciate monkeys after listing to that annoying song "trying to get to you and that monkey"

posted on Tue, 03/13/2007 - 12:12pm
Anonymous's picture
Anonymous says:

I think that since they can clone animals, they should used the cloned animals for testing, it doesn't seem as cruel to me, they don't seem as real. or something...

posted on Fri, 04/20/2007 - 12:40pm
Liza's picture
Liza says:

A cloned animal is genetically identical to the animal its DNA came from. But clones are otherwise animals just like any others: they have different personalities than their "parent" animals, and they experience the same range of sensations. If it's not ethical to engage in animal testing, cloning won't get us off the hook.

posted on Fri, 04/20/2007 - 1:33pm
Anonymous's picture
Anonymous says:

i completely agree with you, even if they are cloned, they can still feel pain just like any other living creature. not to mention that even the way they slaughter the animalss for meat is sick and twisted, i mean they pretty much torture them first. only people who are totally sick and twisted would experiment on a living thing, i mean seriously, what if the product is deadly, we just try it on animals just because they cant speak for themselves? i have gone vegetarian for that very reason.

posted on Wed, 12/05/2007 - 2:19pm
Animal Testing Rocks's picture
Animal Testing Rocks says:

Pain is NOT in and of itself evil. If it was it would be evil to grow or to exercise.

The truth about animal testing
http://animal-testing-rocks.blogspot.com/

posted on Tue, 02/12/2008 - 4:58am
Anonymous's picture
Anonymous says:

monkeys are discusting. they eat each others germs from their back. thats gross. but testing is still wrong.

posted on Tue, 03/13/2007 - 1:44pm
Anonymous's picture
Anonymous says:

Animal testing is bad and mean and you poeple who do that stuff are big menaies and you must have like no sensitivity to animals, you are cruel!!!:(

posted on Wed, 04/18/2007 - 12:20pm
Amanda (MN)'s picture
Amanda (MN) says:

For one thing, in that song they arent talking about monkeys that hang from trees if ya know what i mean. And secondly, only about 5% of the animals are monkeys and other primates. 1% are the usages of dogs or cats and that is very rare, and 90% of them are rodents and birds mainly, mice, rats, and pigeons. Then the other 4% are horses, cows pigs, goats, and other farm animals, and also exotic animals and fish, including sharks, whales and dolphins etc. There is alot of things that are tested on animals that arent all bad either. Animals help us with the psycological parts of human beings that we cant understand. And not all are harmful to the animals either. In the United States you can get into some major trouble if you are useing animals inhumaly and are treated like a mat you walk on. A person can spend up to there life in prison down to a measly $100 dollar fine and a warning. So really how do you all really feel about animal testing?

posted on Thu, 04/19/2007 - 5:04pm
notsonormal1432's picture
notsonormal1432 says:

uh, actually, thats what you hear, but what about the things they dont tell people amanda? check out Peta2.org/com for more

posted on Wed, 12/05/2007 - 2:22pm
Chandrapandagirl's picture
Chandrapandagirl says:

PETA is an extremist organization that exagerates and is hypocritical too...
I LOVE animals, but PETA believes that they should be treated NO DIFFERENT than people... that we are equals.
That is insane, we were put here on this earch in domain over the animals, we should still take care of them as best as we can and try to cause them as least amount of pain as possible, but we should still be able to use them... I mean, I'm sure a lot of you eat meat, right? according to PETA, that is JUST as wrong and immoral as it would be to eat a HUMAN BEING! So of course, since they believe that, they will find as much evidence of animal mistreatment as they can to shock people and make them come to their side. They find the worst case scenarios and make it seem like EVERYTHING is that way and that cruel. In fact, there are many animal research laboratories that treat there animals VERY well!! I talked to a scientist in the Medical device/Pharmaceutical field, and she said that they are heavily regulated when it comes to animal testing. The animals in their clinical trials, are treated even better than the people in their clinical trials. Everything is written out for them: type of bedding, food, water, access to play toys, amount of sleep and light/dark cycles, temperature and humidity of their sleeping quarters. Not to mention, they have veterinary care, and there are people employed who's job is specifically to play with them. If you think about it, why would a laboratory want to treat their animals horribly? That would mess up their experiments if they had stressed animals!! It is true that there were/are labs that treat their animals awful, but they are just the idiots of the bunch. Most labs make an effort to be as humane as possible to not cause unnecessary pain! Labs are also using the three R's, "Reduction, Refinement, Replacement." In order to carry out a test, it must be approved by the USDA, and ethical principles must be followed. Those videos that PETA has on their website are worst case scenarios that took place before eithical animal testing was well enforced! PETA is very misleading. Trust me, I have done A LOT of research. and have written a college research paper on the subject with many, many references. If you still think badly on the subject, why don't you keep in mind that without animal research and testing, many of the animal rights leaders would not even be alive today to protest!! PETA's vice president is life-dependent on insulin, which she admits still contains animal products, and was tested on dogs, and she has NO problem taking it, yet still protests against animal research!! According to her, she needs HER life, so she takes the animal-tested insulin, but when it comes to other people's lives being depended on animal research, she is totally against it!!
Without research on animals, our lives wouldn't be the same.. we'd be constantly ailed by sicknesses and many would die, all which could have been prevented. Not to mention, it also helps veterinary health as well.

posted on Tue, 02/05/2008 - 9:20pm
Anonymous's picture
Anonymous says:

i so agree this should stop it is sickning! :(

posted on Thu, 05/10/2007 - 3:48am
joana's picture
joana says:

Hey do you know where i can find the song that you were talking about. I was wondering if I can get that song for my speech in my class so if you caould please tell me asap i would appreciate that very much
thx.
joana =)

posted on Mon, 11/26/2007 - 8:37pm
camille's picture
camille says:

i think that animals would be better to test on then humans. it isnt animals making a difference in the world. we should be more worried about saving hungry children then saving animals from being tested on!!!

posted on Tue, 12/16/2008 - 10:39am
Anonymous's picture
Anonymous says:

i ttly agree i think monkeys are a bit creepy but still kool. i love whales and all aquatic creatures. using them for testing is very wrong. it should be banned wat happens when ever we lose all the animals to test on wat will we do then? we need to stop and think about our actions and see wat they will do to our future. i say we need to put a stop to it b4 it gets any worse. SAVE ALL ANIMALS!!!!!!

posted on Wed, 01/23/2008 - 11:25am
Animal Testing Rocks's picture

Animal testing is VERY VERY VERY VERY VERY VERY VERY GOOD.

I don't love animals. I love people.

posted on Tue, 02/12/2008 - 4:50am
Anonymous's picture
Anonymous says:

I think we should test animals with our products. On one condition... to not hurt the animals with any drug or sampeling!

posted on Mon, 03/05/2007 - 1:36pm
Zac's picture
Zac says:

well if your still testing on the animals then your still hurting them. So whats the difference?

posted on Tue, 03/13/2007 - 12:10pm
Olivia Accardo's picture
Olivia Accardo says:

I like your makelt team!

By Olivia

posted on Mon, 03/05/2007 - 1:56pm
Olivia's picture
Olivia says:

Dude! Your name is Olivia? Olivia Accardo?
Mine too. That's the weirdest thing ever. Like, seriously.

posted on Tue, 04/03/2007 - 12:30pm
Olivia Accardo's picture
Olivia Accardo says:

Oh my gosh!
Mine is too!!!!
How can all three of us have the SAME NAME????
that's just amazing.
Like, Wow.
Oh- and pigs rule (of course)

posted on Tue, 05/22/2007 - 3:45pm
izzy's picture
izzy says:

SAVE THE ANIMALS THEY DONT DESIRVE TO DIE FOR OUR SO CALLED "WELL BEING"

posted on Wed, 03/07/2007 - 8:56am
Anonymous's picture
Anonymous says:

I thinki animal testing wrong and imoral

posted on Mon, 03/12/2007 - 8:20pm
Anonymous's picture
Anonymous says:

I think you're wrong because it doesn't even hurt them also its better to test on animals than it is to test on people.

posted on Tue, 03/13/2007 - 1:41pm
Anonymous's picture
Anonymous says:

who eva u are.... Are u unaware of the pain inflicted on animals? They feel pain just like us!

posted on Tue, 03/27/2007 - 10:23pm
Kaylor Baylor's picture
Kaylor Baylor says:

Anonymous,

You are certainly wrong about the testing not hurting the animal and i did my research and it DOES... not trying to be a bad person like the people that do this but... animal testing DOES hurt the animals and most animals are killed due to testing. you may always be right in your life but this time you are wrong!

Kaylor Baylor

posted on Mon, 04/09/2007 - 6:40pm
Megan McDonald's picture
Megan McDonald says:

that isn't true, animals have the same right to live and not be treated unfairly just as much as we do.
i think it is extremely cruel to hurt animals for our "well being" considering most testings rarely ever work.
more then 1 million different animals are being killed every year for this, and normally only 5 - 25 percent of the testings accually work.
plus, the 1 in 6 patients at hospitals are there because of a treatment they've had.
ALSO, aspirin and digitalis (a heart drug) and cancer treatments FAIL the animal testings, but they work on humans.. BECAUSE ANIMALS AREN'T HUMAN, they don't have the same parts as us..

Thank-You.
Megan

posted on Sat, 11/24/2007 - 11:26am
Notsonormal1432's picture
Notsonormal1432 says:

of course they feel pain! all living organisms do! animal testing is wrong any way you look at it, whether they're clones or just mice. would you like to be tested on? think about it. they do feel pain...

posted on Thu, 12/06/2007 - 2:25pm
Anonymous's picture
Anonymous says:

I believe if a drug should be tested, then it should be tested on the people that have the problem. Not a health animal. No animal should die for the well being of a person, we are not better then them. I also believe the planet would be a much better place WITHOUT PEOPLE. Mankind does nothing but destroy everything it touches.

posted on Wed, 04/28/2010 - 2:35pm
Animal Testing Rocks's picture
Animal Testing Rocks says:

I think animal testing is good and moral

The truth about animal testing
http://animal-testing-rocks.blogspot.com/

posted on Tue, 02/12/2008 - 4:59am
Anonymous's picture
Anonymous says:

i dont really know if animal testing is wrong because it depends on what they are testing on like if they are testing on makeup i think i is totally wrong but in other cases it is ok

posted on Tue, 03/13/2007 - 11:18am
Anonymous's picture
Anonymous says:

well so do
i but we might find a cure from testing them

posted on Tue, 03/13/2007 - 1:49pm
Anonymous's picture
Anonymous says:

Animal testing is wrong to the country.

posted on Tue, 03/13/2007 - 2:11pm
Anonymous's picture
Anonymous says:

all animals are important to our environment they daont deserve to be used for our so called cures

posted on Mon, 03/26/2007 - 9:38am
Anonymous's picture
Anonymous says:

I think it's terrible that animals are being killed, wounded, and put through pain just so that we can have more types of makeup, shampoos, etc. For example, when testing mascara, it is slowly dripped into the eyes of animals like rabits, causing many to go blind, just to see if it would effect us at all. That is not fair at all. It's cruel and inhumane. we can find other ways to test products rather than on innocent animals.

posted on Thu, 03/29/2007 - 9:19pm
Liza's picture
Liza says:

I agree that testing eye makeup on rabbits or feeding oven cleaner to dogs seems unnecessarily cruel.

But if my toddler gets hold of a bottle of, say, JetDry, I want the people on the phone at Poison Control to know what to do to counteract that. And some of what they know comes from experiments on animals.

If I develop a bacterial infection of one of my heart valves, and it needs to be replaced, I'm sure glad we did studies on pigs so my surgeon knows how to do it. (In fact, a replacement heart valve might have belonged to a pig!)

Pigs also teach us about sunscreen and skin cancer.

Mice and monkeys have been sacrificed to teach us about the mechanisms of and possible cures for many diseases: Alzheimers', Parkinsons', diabetes, all kinds of cancers, Ebola.. you name it. They also help us determine the safety and efficacy of vaccines, which save thousands of lives.

Some animal rights activists say that the progression of disease or the workings of cures in animals don't accurately model the same things in humans, so animal testing is worthless. But just try telling that to someone who's had an organ transplant.

Where we can test products on, say, skin cells in a petri dish, I'm all for it. But much of what needs testing is far too complex for such a simple model.

posted on Fri, 03/30/2007 - 10:28am
Animal Testing Rocks's picture
Animal Testing Rocks says:

For it to be "cruel" would require testing be done for the PRIMARY purpose of inflicting pain. That NOT being the case animal testing is NOT cruel.

You should upgrade your vocabulary.

The truth about animal testing
http://animal-testing-rocks.blogspot.com/

posted on Tue, 02/12/2008 - 5:00am
TheSaraMonster's picture
TheSaraMonster says:

Ther are plenty of alturnatives to animal testing so why the heck are people still hurting animals?
it's not like it really benafits to us & it is harming the animal wheather you see it or not.
60% of the time things that arnt harmful to animals will most like ly be harmful to us & only 40% of the time is it of any binift at all & it's just not worth the innocent life of a for defencless animal!

posted on Fri, 03/30/2007 - 7:18am
Liza's picture
Liza says:

TheSaraMonster wrote:

"60% of the time things that arnt harmful to animals will most like ly be harmful to us & only 40% of the time is it of any binift at all"

I couldn't find the statistics you cite. Do you have a link?

According to the Foundation for Biomedical Research,

"[a]nimal research has played a vital role in virtually every major medical advance of the last century," [9] and that many major developments that led to Nobel Prizes involved animal research, including the development of penicillin (mice), organ transplant (dogs), and work on poliomyelitis that led to a vaccine (mice, monkeys)."

That doesn't mean we shouldn't do everything we can to reduce the need for, or suffering associated with, animal testing. Where possible, we should use alternative methods, such as testing on cell cultures instead of living beings. We should use sophisticated statistical analysis to reduce the number of animals needed for any experiment. And experiments should be designed to reduce animal suffering.

And you know what? Animal testing doesn't mean that drugs and treatments that work in animals will surely work in humans. In the end, we have to be our own ultimate guinea pigs. But sometimes there is no viable alternative to testing on an animal, and we generally consider performing early experiments on people unethical.

(Here's an overview of the whole controversy from Answers.com.) And another one from BBC's Science and Nature: Hot Topics.)

posted on Fri, 03/30/2007 - 12:06pm
notsonormal1432's picture
notsonormal1432 says:

just so you all know, there is many other ways to effectivly test for toxins, skin irratation, and ect. using much less painful methods.

posted on Thu, 12/06/2007 - 2:28pm
Anonymous's picture
Anonymous says:

testing helpless animals is wrong.

posted on Fri, 03/30/2007 - 12:44pm
Anonymous's picture
Anonymous says:

Animal testing that is necessary to medical advance is right but only if it doesn't come at the expense of the animals. how would you feel if the world was taken over and you were subject to all sorts of tests, however immoral, just for the sake of technological research? Humans think they own the world but one of these days they'll find out how wrong they are.

posted on Fri, 03/30/2007 - 12:50pm
Jackson Moore's picture
Jackson Moore says:

Are you kidding me? Animal testing is only good if it doesn't hurt animals? I think that animals are despensible. There are too many animals on this earth. The more animals on the endangered list the better. Who cares if humans kill all the animals if it saves a few human lives.The world taken over? What are you talking about? the likelyhood that the world will be taken over is so unreal that there is no point in bringing up the topic. There is nothing immoral about killing all the animals if we save a handful of people.

posted on Fri, 03/30/2007 - 3:41pm
Kaylor Baylor's picture
Kaylor Baylor says:

I am doing a project for animal rights and this web site came up and I am totally against animal testing. Its more likely to be harmful to us and how do researchers who do this sleep at night knowing that they harmed an innocent creature. Its wrong and if they are fine with killing animals that help our ecosystem then they aren't human beings they are MONSTERS. They do not deserve to live on this beautiful land full of creatures like them

posted on Mon, 04/09/2007 - 1:27pm
Anonymous's picture
Anonymous says:

Kaylor Baylor you are SO right... animals have life like humans and it is wrong for them to do that to poor innocent animals.

posted on Mon, 04/09/2007 - 6:32pm
Elisa Perez's picture
Elisa Perez says:

Well yea animal testing is wrong....its not right to test on animal unlike when we test on people because these people who are getting tested on have agreed to let people test on them and these animal dont have a choice if they want to be tested on so yea...and your like hurting these animals and yea its just wrong!!!

posted on Mon, 04/09/2007 - 5:59pm
Anonymous's picture
Anonymous says:

animal testing is wrong and will always be wrong! why do we have to keep harming these animals when there are other ways which are not harmful to animals to test products. did you know that the FDA does not require companies to test their products on animals? these companies are testing on animals by choice!! its wrong and it will always be wrong until it is illegal!

posted on Sun, 04/15/2007 - 6:32pm
Amanda (MN)'s picture
Amanda (MN) says:

For one thing, in that song they arent talking about monkeys that hang from trees if ya know what i mean. And secondly, only about 5% of the animals are monkeys and other primates. 1% are the usages of dogs or cats and that is very rare, and 90% of them are rodents and birds mainly, mice, rats, and pigeons. Then the other 4% are horses, cows pigs, goats, and other farm animals, and also exotic animals and fish, including sharks, whales and dolphins etc. There is alot of things that are tested on animals that arent all bad either. Animals help us with the psycological parts of human beings that we cant understand. And not all are harmful to the animals either. In the United States you can get into some major trouble if you are useing animals inhumaly and are treated like a mat you walk on. A person can spend up to there life in prison down to a measly $100 dollar fine and a warning.

posted on Thu, 04/19/2007 - 5:07pm
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Sugar Canes says:

i love it.

posted on Thu, 04/19/2007 - 6:47pm
Sarah's picture
Sarah says:

I agree with Liza, it is a sad thought that we use animals to test different products on them and use them for scientific research. I believe we should try to find other ways, but I would rather sacrifice animals to save other people's lives and cure different cancers and diseases.

posted on Thu, 04/19/2007 - 6:58pm
lili3's picture
lili3 says:

i think its wrong...think of all the poor wee (little) animals that are getting killed...they're so cute!!!

posted on Fri, 04/20/2007 - 9:18am
Miley cyrus's picture
Miley cyrus says:

i think it ia wrong to test stufff on animals!!!!!!!!

posted on Fri, 04/20/2007 - 10:23am
Anonymous's picture
Anonymous says:

Well some animals aren't so cute. But not all animals need to be killed

posted on Fri, 04/20/2007 - 11:53am
Anonymous's picture
Anonymous says:

I think it is very mean they are killing cute little animals.

posted on Fri, 04/20/2007 - 10:30am
caledonia schools's picture
caledonia schools says:

I love it and usually I'm not intrested in this kind of stuff

posted on Fri, 04/20/2007 - 10:31am
Anonymous's picture
Anonymous says:

no animal should b tested on

posted on Mon, 04/23/2007 - 6:28am
Anonymous's picture
Anonymous says:

I so agree-
NO animal should be tested on.
Go Whoever-You-Are!!

posted on Tue, 05/22/2007 - 3:47pm
notsonormal's picture
notsonormal says:

look at you guys. some of you are such hipocrits.. you say we shouldnt test because they are "cute little animals"?!? thats not the point here. the point is that wether they are "cute" or not, they should not be tested on. as many people can tell, i post about everyday, because i truely care about those animals. but some of you should really rethink why you think it is wrong. in a real debate, your opposing debater would laugh if you said "we shouldnt test stuff on them because theyre so cut and cuddly".

NO! that is not why people are against it! think about it, if you really truely cared about them, you wouldn't really care if they were cute or not. i am very much against it, but you others (not all of you) should think of other reasons besides the fact that they are cute and innocent. what about the disgusting living conditions of the animals? do you care for them so much that you would "scoop the poop"?

i apologize if i was rude about it, but please, we arnt 3 year olds, you guys should really think hard, and if you truly do love animals, you would do all you could for them.

Sincerely yours,

Notsonormal1432

posted on Thu, 12/06/2007 - 2:57pm
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Alyssa McPHerson says:

We are doing this subject in Debate and Persuasion class..I'm totally against testing on animals. It is uncalled for....The medical field has so much technoigally now that they can put u in some kind of machine and find out if you can take it or not.. ANIMALS SHOULD NOT BE TESTED ON!

posted on Thu, 04/26/2007 - 12:15pm
Galen's picture
Galen says:

Alyssa McPHerson says:

"The medical field has so much technoigally now that they can put u in some kind of machine and find out if you can take it or not"

I'm assuming you meant "technology." i would love to see this machine of which will cure all of mankind's illness. i would love to have all my problems fixed by a fantastic machine. please post a link to where you found this machine and i will gladly support not testing on animals. or if this information is not on a link then i must place the "Burden of PROOF" on you

Love
Galen

posted on Wed, 05/02/2007 - 10:57am
Syriana's picture
Syriana says:

I have one question for most of you: WHERE IS YOUR PROOF?!!!!!!!!! I'm not a fan of animal testing, I think it's cruel. If you want proof, here's some:

"As many as 115 million animals are experimented on and killed in laboratories in the U.S. every year. Much of the experimentation-including pumping chemicals into rats' stomachs, hacking muscle tissue from dogs' thighs, and putting baby monkeys in isolation chambers far from their mothers-is paid for by you, the American taxpayer and consumer, yet you can't visit a laboratory and see how the government has spent your money. You can't even get an accurate count on the number of animals killed every year because experimenters and the government have decided that mice and rats and certain other animals don't even have to be counted.

Animal experimentation is a multibillion-dollar industry fueled by massive public funding and involving a complex web of corporate, government, and university laboratories, cage and food manufacturers, and animal breeders, dealers, and transporters. The industry and its people profit because animals, who cannot defend themselves against abuse, are legally imprisoned and exploited.

Fortunately for animals in laboratories, there are people who care. Some of them work in labs, and when they witness abuse, they call PETA. Thanks to these courageous whistleblowers, PETA's undercover investigators and caseworkers, who sift through reams of scientific and government documents, have exposed what goes on behind laboratory doors."

I recently discovered that PETA actually KILLS the animals that they can't save. Not so humane, huh? They wait one month, although the Humane Society waits one week, they at least give the animals a painless death. PETA, however, put the animals in an industrial FREEZER and lets them die. Call that humane? I call it 'bull'.

posted on Wed, 05/02/2007 - 11:07am
Anonymous's picture
Anonymous says:

Animals should NEVER be tested on,
Animals deserve to live a full and
happy lives just as humans do. There
are alternitives!!!!! We can make-do
without the products scientists test on
animals. It is wrong to be so cruel and
unfair to an animal when you dont have
to! It's also so cruel and unfair because
these little animals are DEFENSLESS. They
can't fend for themselves againest humans!
What scientists do to animals is so wrong.
It makes me sick to look at the pictures
of tested animals. I can't believe these
barbarians we call HUMANS these days,

posted on Tue, 05/08/2007 - 7:44am
Anonymous's picture
Anonymous says:

I think they shouldn't use animals as testing because it is just like a human but it just can't help stuff and just because they are animals doesn't mean u should be able to use them for testing it's just sickening!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! IT SHOULD STOP TODAY!

posted on Thu, 05/10/2007 - 10:34am
Anonymous's picture
Anonymous says:

animal testing is wrong! hundreds of animals can be killed and the scientists still might not have learned anything from it!

posted on Sun, 05/13/2007 - 2:44pm
Anonymous's picture
Anonymous says:

i know scientists can be so mean to animals

posted on Mon, 05/14/2007 - 1:36pm
Anonymous's picture
Anonymous says:

Animal testing might seam like a good idea but it's not. think of how you would feel if your pet died because someone wanted to test on it. Discusting.

posted on Mon, 05/14/2007 - 11:31am
Anonymous's picture
Anonymous says:

How dare they test animals? Animals deserve healthy lives! They don't even get a say in this matter! They should get that through their heads that animals want love! Not to be in a lab all day being tested! The animals should get a say in this matter but, ANIMALS CAN'T TALK!!!!!!!!!!

posted on Mon, 05/14/2007 - 12:13pm
Anonymous's picture
Anonymous says:

i think that animal testing is not right

posted on Mon, 05/14/2007 - 1:32pm
Galen's picture
Galen says:

i beg to differ about the numerous reports about the tested products not helping humans. one product penicillin the largest antibiotic product out there was tested on animals. i believe it is wrong to test animals for cosmetics but not only humans but animals are saved through animal research i myself had my pets saved through animal research.

posted on Thu, 05/17/2007 - 11:45am
Anonymous's picture
Anonymous says:

everyones right in there own way but how would you like to be laid down on a bench and have mascara driped into your eyes to see if it harms you?that is soooooooo wrong most of the time they are testing animals but that doesnt meen its gonna be the same for the human!ok well thts wat i have to say .... byeXx

posted on Mon, 05/21/2007 - 12:11am
For animal testing's picture
For animal testing says:

Animal testing ROCKS cuz human life is more important than animal life! There are laws to protect all animals used for testing from cruelty or bad treatment. And plus most animals are killed before they suffer would you rather suffer or just get killed. Most of the testing is on rats!! do we want rats?
And you can clone animals!!

posted on Tue, 05/29/2007 - 11:06am
allison's picture
allison says:

people should be more serious

posted on Tue, 05/29/2007 - 12:30pm
.:>£THëR<:.™'s picture

i wrote an essay about this it helps many people live which i thnk is very important

posted on Tue, 05/29/2007 - 9:57pm
Anonymous's picture
Anonymous says:

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posted on Tue, 05/29/2007 - 11:40pm
Anonymous's picture
Anonymous says:

Animal Testing should be stoped,
because think of this we already have a hole bunch of products why do we need more?
I mean because of the reason we already have all of these products we really don't need any more products.
so tat means we shouldn't be harming all these little deffensless animals.
I' mean for one every single animal known to man kind has feelings just like us humans.
and so think of this, how would you feel if you had no chioce what so ever to be tested on how would you feel?
I'm guessing you probobly wouldn't feel so happy.
And all these animals that are being tested on also have to sufer being tortured.
??What do you think should be done about this??

posted on Fri, 06/01/2007 - 7:46pm
Anonymous's picture
Anonymous says:

Animal testing should be stoped.
Why you ask.
Because animal testing isn't right especialy when these scientists are using deffensliss animals. Thats not right.
ANIMALS should be treated the same way as humans.
I mean think about it this issue can almost be realated to slavery except for the fact that this issue is abou animal testing not slavery.
and besides we already have all the products we need, we don't really need to improve or add any products.
and i don't think that harming animals for our own selfish needs is cool at all.
I mean because would you like it if you were part of this testing thing and you were the test subject?
I don't think so.
So why should all these animals be harmed?
Why can't the scientists think of something else to test on.
I mean becaouse they are the smart ones supposidly they can think of something else to test on.
Or better yet since they are the ones making these products and testing them why don't they test these products on eachother?

posted on Fri, 06/01/2007 - 8:00pm
Anonymous's picture
Anonymous says:

Poor little bunny's they have to be tested on all the time and you know what they don't even have any of the same types of facil things or anything like that so i don't know why they are testing those things on them...

posted on Fri, 06/01/2007 - 8:32pm
Anonymous's picture
Anonymous says:

Testing is wrong, but, like liza said, it can also save our lives. i mean hey, i am in LOVE with animals. but im not willing to risk the lives of millions with diseases, to save a couple animals, i do agree other ways should be found, but, you gotta do what you gotta do. I must say though, animal testing is wrong. but very helpful when we need it most. and thanks, i learned many things from these comments

posted on Tue, 06/05/2007 - 8:31pm
Miss Polly's picture
Miss Polly says:

I believe animal testing is wrong due to the procedures that these helpless and voiceless animals must endure. They cannot speak for themselves, so who is to speak for them? Us. We are a popular species, as we all know, and for us to be the judge of whom is worth nothing and to whom is worth a life; is entirely wrong. Although humans are dominant, does not mean that we can destroy the creations that we are beautifully blessed with.

posted on Tue, 09/11/2007 - 7:54am
Anonymous's picture
Anonymous says:

its very wrong it hurts the animals so much they should seriously make it illegal ban it not just keep allowing it i hate seeing them in so much misery and pain and suffering they shouldnt do it

posted on Thu, 11/15/2007 - 9:27pm
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Kitty-Chan and Sophie-Chan says:

Hey kids out there.

Take a second and reread what you've said. You've all got some crazy ideas (in a good way... maybe) but it's not enough to just say "OMg LiEk i TotAlLy H8e AniMal teStInG !!! OneoNeonE." Actions speak louder than words and we need to be real about what can be done about this.
Alternatives are not the easiest things to think of, especially practical ones that promotes sustainablilty for everyone. Economy and all.

There's no point in stating an opinion if you cannot justify why you think this or have anyway to at least try to solve the problem. It's great that you all are aware of this injustice, but you're restricting yourselves to an audience with similar interests or opinions to your own. Get the word out there guys. There are more people who are concerned about it just as you are and you'll be supprised what you can do. It's a big issue and only by working together (how oh so cliche) can we make a difference.

We believe animal testing, animaly cruelty and the use of animals for tourism,sport,clothing and food is wrong. However its the way these are carried out which is the most disturbing. Animals and humans are equal, that is how god intended. For those of us that are not relgious remember Charles Darwins theory. We, ourselves, evolved from animals. Is it acceptable to carry out expirements and tests without prior consent, or force labour on humans? No. Its illegal. Then why are such things being forced onto our brothers and sisters?
Have you ever considered that capital punishment is still present in your country. Where we live, if a dog bites, injuring or killing a human it gets 'put down'. How is this justified when a human massacres others and get life in prison? In most cases the dogs are provoked in some way, pyschologically dogs feelings are very similar to humans. While if we are threaten we might speak out, dogs are limited to having to defend themselves through biting. This does not just happen to dogs. Think about it.

As for solutions? We need to consider all people that would be affected by abolishing animals testing - Medical and economic. Many medical breakthroughs have been a result to animal testing. Consider this - and I know it will sound horrible. Criminals, we mean, CRIMINALS. People who have done horrible, horrible things. Mass murders and the like, who would be spending the rest of their lives in jail anyway. Instead of testing on animals, test on these people (in the most non-cruel way possible).

Realistically I don't expect dramatic changes to happen at the click of the post comment button. People are not going to suddenly stop eating meat or stop wearing fur and leather.
We must start small, there is no point conquering the world, becuase it, as a whole, won't listen. But we can make a difference, as members of society. You can make personal decisions (whether to eat meat or not, or wear fur or leather), eat free range eggs, adopt foster animals, report any abuse you see, talk to your friends,parents and teachers, organise debates, talk to your local member of government, post blogs ANYTHING. Don't just sit there, get out and make a difference.

and now that we have gone all cliche and life-coach on you we will leave.
XD
I like pie. (With no animal products in it,ofcourse)

posted on Thu, 11/22/2007 - 12:46am
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javis says:

i think that it depends by whay the animals are used for, i think clones are more suitible then the reaal animals becasue, if not known, animals don't have souls but neither do humans if their cloned but thats a different subject but still, it all depends by what their being used for to me...

posted on Tue, 12/04/2007 - 11:05am
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krenda webb says:

hey guys yes animal testing is wrong and i'm doing research on it so if you have anythign that you'd like to say so i may include in my theisis let me konw i'll look and hope you reply or something. this is a huge issue animals are like us and deserve to be free to do what they do so why does the government let scientist do this?

posted on Wed, 12/05/2007 - 11:13am
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Rico says:

I am a benefactor of animal testing. I feed my pet bullsnake adult lab mice from the control group that a local facility would otherwise discard. The interesting thing is that most of the mice are not native species at all and only really exist in the lab setting. They have short lifespans and are often bright white. Something with these characteristics wouldn't have much of a chance in our Minnesota landscape where a predator would easily pick out the distinctive white out of the greens and brown around it. So I understand animal testing isn't always humane, but are you ready to take in all the orphaned lab mice? Because letting them go free would be just as deadly and cruel as any "treatment" in a lab.

posted on Wed, 12/05/2007 - 6:50pm
Anonymous's picture
Anonymous says:

I do understand how people can say it is wrong because animals do haev feelings and goals in life justr as we do, although they may be differant. However, animal testing has helped so much. Many of us prolly writeing on this cite right now wouldnt be here right now if it was not for it. It has helped us find insulin for diabetes, mant vaccines, penicillin, organ translpants is a big 1, the germ theory was also found by animal testing, rubella, TB, and anesthetics so we do not feel things dureing surgury. And it has helped us change the way our medical procedures are to make them better. And really if you had to choose between your family and your pet who would you really choose? I know many of us, includeing me, see our pets as family.. But really who is more important?

posted on Tue, 12/11/2007 - 4:31pm
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Lorelai says:

Animal testing has become a big issue of debate. Some people agree with it and some disagree. No matter what anyone thinks about the issue, the fact remains that most animal testing is done for a reason and has it's benefits and drawbacks. It's just a matter of whether or not the pro's outweigh the cons

posted on Sun, 12/16/2007 - 4:05pm
Anonymous's picture
Anonymous says:

Medical testing on animals is ethical (cosmetics testing is stupid) If you or a family member had a terminal illness and there was a cure would it matter to you that it was tested on "cute little animals" if it could save your life? anyone who has ever taken a vaccine has supported animal research so get down off your soap boxes and think about that.

posted on Mon, 12/17/2007 - 1:38pm
Anonymous's picture
Anonymous says:

I say stop this experimenting on all these animals. Even animals have feelings just like we do. It is just wrong and cruel to hurt these animals to find cures for us. They dont even have the same dna as us so why put these por animals through all this pain. It is just so stupid.

posted on Wed, 12/19/2007 - 9:10pm
Anonymous's picture
Anonymous says:

Animal testing is wrong!!!!! Meat is MURDER!!!!!1
- Will Freeman

posted on Thu, 12/20/2007 - 1:50pm
Anonymous's picture
Anonymous says:

Why? We need someone or something to test on. Do you want to take dangerous experimental medicines or radiation?

posted on Thu, 12/20/2007 - 1:55pm
Anonymous's picture
Anonymous says:

Do you want to try dangerous toxic chemicals??? Then use animals.

posted on Thu, 12/20/2007 - 1:57pm
Anonymous's picture
Anonymous says:

omg that is soo horible that they do that to animals
i mean wut if you where that animal you dont want to be tested on.

posted on Thu, 12/20/2007 - 2:07pm
Anonymous's picture
Anonymous says:

i would rather take a dead animal or a dangerouse animal then no to do it n happy cute little animals!!!!!!!!

posted on Thu, 12/20/2007 - 2:09pm
ally707's picture
ally707 says:

i think testing on animals is wrong ecpecilaly when they test on animals that help the earth w/o them we would have more of w/e that animals bring to the earth!!!!so we should not test on animals !!!1

posted on Thu, 01/17/2008 - 10:09am
Anonymous's picture
Anonymous says:

animal testing is wrong on so many levels. do ppl even sstop to think tht wen they take animals away fro research and testing tht the species they tested will shrink in population? it should be banned many animals lose their homes to deforestation and wat now? the y have to lose their lives too? it doesnt seem fair if u ask me!!!

posted on Wed, 01/23/2008 - 11:22am
Chan's picture
Chan says:

You people saying "OMG they shouldn't test on the cute little animals!!! That is so evill!!! blablabla" sound like you were brainwashed by those animal rights extremists.. do your research (and not on all those peta sites, or sites that are really biased one way or another), and come up with your own opinions based on the facts, not just what you hear!

posted on Tue, 02/05/2008 - 9:39pm
Animal Testing Rocks's picture
Animal Testing Rocks says:

But they're so entertaining with their "its wrong because its wrong" circular arguments or "I think its wrong" wholly unsubstantiated

Its frightening that people like that are able to vote

The truth about animal testing
http://animal-testing-rocks.blogspot.com/

posted on Tue, 02/12/2008 - 5:34am
Anonymous's picture
Anonymous says:

Animal testing is necessary to protect the only life that matters: people

Animal testing ensures:

product safety,
quality of life,
preservation of life

Want to "save" an animal from testing?

VOLUNTEER YOUR BODY instead

posted on Tue, 02/12/2008 - 4:48am
Anonymous's picture
Anonymous says:

omg that is soo horible that they do that to animals
i mean wut if you where that animal you dont want to be tested on.

BlogsDNA

posted on Sun, 07/27/2008 - 5:30am
Cindy's picture
Cindy says:

I am for animal experimentation. The ends justify the means in this issue, I believe, and yes-- animal lives are less valuable than human lives. That being said, animal testing is not done for the sole purpose of benefiting humans; animals are helped by it, too. I see a lot of people saying pretty blatantly, "ANIMAL TESTING IS WRONG!" or, "Don't harm the cute defenseless animals!" but do you even know the implications of your words? Why. Have you ever gotten sick and used medicine to get better? Have you ever gotten vaccines from the moment you were birthed? Guess what? You're a hypocrite now because animal testing saved your life. Or were you too defenseless to intervene? Let's just go with your theory and say that you as a poor, voiceless baby had no choice when the doctor injected you with multiple vaccines to prevent you from getting sick. So just because you said nothing, does that mean it wasn't done in your best interest? Animals in experiments have a purpose. A dog with cancer may not be able to comprehend that it will die without treatment and it may not be able to consent the administration of a vaccine, but that does not mean that that dog should go untreated. The animals tested are able to reproduce quickly so results can come back fast and they are not endangered or rare species. Some may die during the experiment and some may not, but those results will be recorded for further trials to find cures that can save millions of lives. In addition, with the invention of more and more treatments for various conditions, animal trials will become obsolete because the cures will have already been developed. I've put a lot of thought into my opinion of this and I've come to the conclusion that animal testing is a necessity right now. Unless there are several brave souls out there that are willing to try untested drugs, or someone discovers a miracle cure-all or a machine that predicts human reactions to drugs, animals are the best predictors for how our bodies will respond to them.

posted on Mon, 10/25/2010 - 1:11am
Sherwin123's picture
Sherwin123 says:

Animal testing is a rather cruel act by humans, but at the same time it saves many human lives with the drugs tested and manufactured. So this debate is a never ending one and will always to have supporters on both ends of the spectrum. I personally believe that it is wrong, because I own a dog and I love it as much as I love my family.

posted on Fri, 01/13/2012 - 3:19am

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